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MARIETTA® Gold Spark®

Bidens hybrid

Most Compact Bidens

Marietta® Bidens is a proven performer in this well-known species. It has a superb mounding habit that remains compact. Flowers are self-cleaning and very tolerant of all types of weather. This variety is very heat tolerant and has a strong, vibrant color. Marietta can be used in pots, hanging baskets, combination plantings, window boxes, and landscapes.

Height: 14 to 18-inches
36 to 46-centimeters
Spread: 24 to 30-inches
61 to 76-centimeters
Seasons: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Colors: Yellow
Vigor: Compact
Earliness: Mid
Usage: Container Gardens, Gardens, Hanging Baskets, Landscapes, Pollinator Plant
 
GROWER CULTURE:
 
General:
 
Media: Well-drained peat/perlite mix
pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Fertilization: Medium | 200 ppm
Light: Moderate
Water: Moderate to Moist
 
Finishing:
 
Growing Temp Day: 65°F to 75°F | 18°C to 24°C
Growing Temp Night: 55°F to 60°F | 13°C to 16°C
Pinching: Less pinching is required when plants are grown cool.
PGR: No growth regulator is needed because Marietta bidens is naturally compact.
Pests: Monitor plants for whiteflies, aphids and mites
 
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
 
4-inch: 5 to 7-weeks with 1 ppp
6-inch: 7 to 10-weeks with 2 ppp
8-inch: 1 to 21-weeks
Deco Container: 1 to 21-weeks
 
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